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  • Shutter releases are most commonly used in conjunction with a tripod. Instead of activating the shutter with your hand, which can cause your camera to move or vibrate, the shutter release will prevent this from occuring.
  • The most common is the cable release.  One end of the cable attaches to your camera while the other end has a button to activate the shutter. 
  • There are two types depending on the type of camera that you have. 
    1. The first is the plunger style that attaches to the shutter release button itself.  This type however may cause a slight vibration in the camera when activated. 
    2. The second is an electronic type.  This attaches directly into your camera body. There is no vibration with this type of release
  • There are also wireless remotes, but these are more expensive.  They are very good though if you are photographing wildlife.  You don’t have to be close to you camera, but can remain hidden out of sight.
  • If you don’t have a shutter release, or left it at home like I have, using the self-timer is another alternative.  This is a slow way to go, but it does work.


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